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By 2016, the Chinese Will Spend More on Business Travel than Americans

By 2016, the Chinese Will Spend More on Business Travel than Americans Oct 29th, 2013 at 11:56AM: As China grows, so does how much the country's inhabitants travel, especially when it comes to business travel. While the United States has lead the pack in terms of spending on business travel, Americans are about to be overtaken by the Chinese: by 2016 China will have the world's largest business travel market, according to Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). What does that...

3 Ways The FAA's Relaxed Regulations Will Make You More Productive

Oct 2nd, 2013 at 4:00PM: The New York Times recently reported that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has officially ruled that regulations regarding the use of electronic devices on planes when flying below 10,000 feet can be relaxed. This will prove to be a convenience for all passengers and it will likely make flights more comfortable for many (fewer unsolicited awkward conversations, more playlists filled...

Delta Speeds Passengers To Their Flight In Sports Cars

Delta Speeds Passengers To Their Flight In Sports Cars Sep 11th, 2013 at 1:45PM: Automotive Rhythms, Flickr We've all seen (or been) those passengers running through the airport, suitcase flying behind them, as they desperately try to make their connecting flight. Now, Delta Airlines has come up with a solution to get connecting passengers to their aircraft as quickly as possible -- whiz them there in a Porsche. Passengers that are running late for their next flight have...

How to Win Free Travel (Hint: You'll Have to Get Creative)

Aug 23rd, 2013 at 10:21AM: Like free travel? Of course you do. There are a few contests you should enter, especially if you are a seasoned business traveler or a bubbly sociable traveler. Like most online contests, they will require social media savvy and some old-fashioned popularity contest-winning charm, but hey, you could win free travel! -Jauntaroo's Best Job Around the World: The vacation matchmaker site is...

AAA Says Labor Day Weekend Travel Will Be Highest In Five Years

AAA Says Labor Day Weekend Travel Will Be Highest In Five Years Aug 22nd, 2013 at 11:45AM: Eric Polk A report by the American Automobile Association shows a bright spot in the nation's economic news. The AAA predicts that 34.1 million people are planning to take a trip of more than 50 miles from home this Labor Day weekend, up from 32.7 million last year and the highest in five years. The rise is due to increased consumer confidence, with one poll saying it's at a six-year high. A...

Millennial Business Travelers Are Rejecting Corporate Travel Policies

Aug 14th, 2013 at 3:13PM: Millennial business travelers don't care much for corporate travel policies, according to an article in Bloomberg Businessweek published today. Company-designed travel booking methods don't seem to be clicking with the young professionals, who happen to make up the largest chunk of traveling employees for most companies. Since these workers are already spending so much time away from home and...

Business Travel Stress, Defined

Business Travel Stress, Defined Oct 29th, 2012 at 2:00PM: Business travel stress is caused by a number of reasons. Just being out of the office can make communication and keeping up with ongoing projects a challenge. Some travelers cope well with the challenges of working on the road. Others, not so much. A recent survey by Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) polled more than 6,000 frequent business travelers from nine global corporations, and found that...

International Business Travel Tips, From Business Travelers

International Business Travel Tips, From Business Travelers Sep 20th, 2012 at 11:00AM: After posting our 10 Tips For International Business Travel, readers responded with some engaging comments. Chiming in with additional tips that work, their ideas for international business travel have an undeniable common sense. Based on their personal experience, with some lessons learned "the hard way," readers shared not what they heard would be a good idea, but what they did that worked....

Staying Stylish On The Road: Ideas For The Female Business Traveler

Staying Stylish On The Road: Ideas For The Female Business Traveler Sep 17th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Click on the images of our fashion picks below for purchase information: It's not always easy to stay stylish while traveling for business, but today's more casual work environments have made it easier than ever for women to put fashion first. Our favorites, below, outline pieces that work from the airplane to the boardroom to a night out at a local bar. The iPad...

How To Find The Best Food While On The Road For Business

How To Find The Best Food While On The Road For Business Sep 14th, 2012 at 11:00AM: Business travel tends to bring out the worst in a traveler's eating habits. It happens for a variety of reasons. Most business district restaurants are built around the lives of 8 to 5 employees, crescendoing at the busy lunch hour and then buttoning up service at 6 or 7 when workers have gone home to their families. At the Comcast Center, where I occasionally work in Philadelphia, the...

Best Hotels For Business Travelers

Best Hotels For Business Travelers Sep 13th, 2012 at 9:00AM: An annual hotel chain survey from the magazine Business Travel News shows that new brands are making waves among business travelers, with some new names beating out industry stalwarts. Some changes might be attributed to a change in the scoring system this year (from a six- to five-point scale) and a new criterion consistency. In the luxury tier, St. Regis/Luxury Collection, part of Starwood...

For Business Travelers: Comfort On The Road Is Paramount

For Business Travelers: Comfort On The Road Is Paramount Sep 12th, 2012 at 3:00PM: Frequent business travelers are looking to make their travel as comfortable and "normal" as possible, the Workstyles Study conducted by Hilton's Homewood Suites found. Work-life balance is a becoming a popular catchphrase amongst frequent business travelers who want room to spread out, the ability to maintain a normal routine and opportunities to interact with business associates and fellow...

10 Smartphone Apps For Business Travelers

10 Smartphone Apps For Business Travelers Sep 12th, 2012 at 1:00PM: Traveling for business can be stressful. Juggling clients and projects away from your desk with unreliable Wi-Fi, especially in an unfamiliar city, will make you wish you had some serious help. For assistance on the road, check out these 10 apps for business travelers. TripIt The first step to getting work done efficiently while traveling is to be organized. TripIt allows you to forward...

How To Turn Your Daypack Into A Traveling Office

How To Turn Your Daypack Into A Traveling Office Sep 12th, 2012 at 11:00AM: No one is ever going to accuse me of being a tech junkie. But as a journalist, I've had to temper my Luddite proclivities so that I can earn a living while on the road. Compounding the issue is my essential frugality and innate dirtbag tendencies. I only travel with a backpack, using a daypack in lieu of a purse. For low-maintenance or business/pleasure-combo travelers such as myself...

How (And Where) Business Travelers Stay Productive On The Road

How (And Where) Business Travelers Stay Productive On The Road Sep 10th, 2012 at 9:00AM: Are you productive when traveling for work? The easy answer is that it depends on how much you travel. Frequent business travelers know how to maximize productivity while on the road, and those who are able to quickly acclimate to new environments may also be good at this trick of "on the go productivity." I, personally, am writing from a hotel bed while eating Pringles from the mini bar....

'Road Warriors' Stay Connected While Traveling

'Road Warriors' Stay Connected While Traveling Aug 21st, 2012 at 1:30PM: Today's business traveler carries between three and four mobile devices with them while on the road, states data from a new survey from Four Points by Sheraton. This Starwood Hotels and resorts brand surveyed 6,000 global business travelers to find what devices they are most likely to use while traveling – and what hotels can best do to help these tech-savvy travelers. Business travelers...

Bluetooth Zombies Stalk Our Travel Spaces

Bluetooth Zombies Stalk Our Travel Spaces Aug 3rd, 2012 at 10:00AM: If you're a frequent traveler you've seen them. Unlike real zombies, they don't just come out at night; they stalk airports, hotel lobbies and various modes of public transport everywhere. They're Bluetooth zombies, roaming our travel spaces, spewing words forth, loudly, into our public spaces. This morning, at a business class hotel in the Midwest, I had breakfast next to a woman who spent her...

Business Travel On The Rise With Focus On Personal Value

Business Travel On The Rise With Focus On Personal Value Apr 3rd, 2012 at 4:30PM: Results from the fourth annual Embassy Suites Business Travel Survey show that while the recovering economy is still holding down the number of business trips taken, those who do travel are mixing business with pleasure more often than not. The report also highlights a keen interest in value – perhaps a lesson learned from tough times in the recent past. "This year's survey shows us that...

Deloitte business travel survey shows growth in corporate travel; split between generational preferences

Deloitte business travel survey shows growth in corporate travel; split between generational preferences Dec 22nd, 2011 at 2:00PM: Deloitte's new business travel survey for 2012 predicts an uptick in travel, particularly among Millennial and Gen X workers. Notably, the survey also showed a growing divide between the preferences of the younger (18-44) travelers and the 45+ demographic. "Corporate travel plays a key role in driving growth for the travel industry as a whole," said Adam Weissenberg, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP...

Holiday gift guide for business travelers

Holiday gift guide for business travelers Nov 30th, 2011 at 11:00AM: If you like with someone who travels extensively for business, you know how chaotic life can be for them (and you, too). Any gifts that you give them that can simplify their lives and make their time on the road easier will be greatly appreciated. That said, business travelers - and most frequent travelers, for that matter - can be very particular about what they like and what gets left at home....

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